Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales Being a translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; overo Lo Cunto de li Cunte, Trattenemiento de li Peccerille, of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis). In two volumes.

BASILE, Giambattista

Published by London Henry and Co., 1893
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The "Pentameron" Translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton BURTON, Sir Richard Francis, [translator]. [BASILE, Giambattista]. [SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, binder]. Il Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales. Being a translation by the Late Sir Richard Burton, K.C.M.G., of Il Pentamerone; overo Lo Cunto de li Cunte, Trattenemiento de li Peccerille, of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count of Torone (Gian Alessio Abbattutis). In two volumes. London: Henry and Co., 1893. First edition translated by Burton. Two octavo volumes (8 7/16 x 5 3/16 inches; 215 x133 mm). xvi, 282; vi, [283]-562 pp. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full tan calf. Boards ruled in gilt. Each spine with two black calf spine labels lettered in gilt. Spine heavily stamped in gilt with inlaid black calf flowers. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Gilt decorated endpapers. Original cloth covers bound in at the back of each volume. Rust spot on front free endpapers of volume one. Spine label of volume two lightly chipped. Otherwise a near fine set. In decorated slipcase. Slipcase slightly rubbed. The Pentameron is "a collection of fifty folk tales modeled on the Decameron and written in the Neapolitan dialect by Giambattista Basile (c. 1575-1632) and first published at Naples in 1637. The stories were supposed to have been told by ten old women during five days, to a Moorish slave who had taken the place of the true princess" (Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable). Penzer, pp. 155-156. HBS 64624. $750. Bookseller Inventory # 64624

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Title: Pentamerone; or, The Tale of Tales Being a ...

Publisher: London Henry and Co.

Publication Date: 1893

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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